Critter Ridge
Hardy Boer Meat Goats
kencandy@critterridge.net

Boer Goat and Meat Goat Events in Arkansas and Missouri

Attending events such as sanctioned Boer goat shows, junior Boer goat shows, market meat goat shows, educational seminars, and meat goat and Boer goat association meetings is a good way to learn more about the meat goat industry and ways to improve ones operation and production efficiency. Visiting and networking with other produces at these events, is also a good way to buy or sell breeding stock.

While we at Critter Ridge have made the production of breeding stock for commercial meat goat producers our primary goal, we believe that both open Boer goat shows and youth shows are very important for promoting the meat goat industry and improving the genetic base of the Boer breed. For that reason we have worked hard to promote these shows at the Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds in Harrison, Arkansas, and at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock.

Angela Showing a Boer Doe    Dean Showing a Boer Doe     Angela Showing a Market Meat Goat at State Fair

Ken and Candy's grandchildren, Angela and Dean Johnson, showing Boer goats at the Marion County Fair and at theArkansas State Fair. Pictures at the left were taken at the Marion County Fair, the Northwest Arkansas District Fair, and the Arkansas State Fair.

Meat Goats Events:

January19th, 2014, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas. Planning events for 2013 and the election of officers.  http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

January 21st, 2014, Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Workshop, Salem, Arkansas, Orange Room at the Fulton  County Electric, Cooperative, no cost, call to preregister by January 20th, contact Brad Runsick, Fulton County Extension Agent, (870) 895-3301,
(870) 750-0848 (mobile,) brunsick@uaex.edu.

Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2014 Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, McDonald CO Fairgrounds, 100 Mustang Lane,  Anderson, MO, (Pre-register by March 18.)

March 22nd, and 24th, 2014, Shaking Off the Winter Blues, 3 ABGA Shows, Judges: Pat Kemmer; Doug Glosser, David Carwell, Entry fee $20.00, $50 for three shows. No late fees or pen fees. Arival date March 21st. Check in on March 22nd one hour befor show. Contact person Jim Crowley, (573) 718-1217, joncrowley@att.net.

April 26 and 27th, 2014, 7th Annual Diamond Classic, Three ABGA Shows, Pike County Fair Grounds, 535 Highway 8N, Glenwood, Arkansas 71943, Entry Fee $20.00 due by April 25th. Arrival date April 25th and 26th, Registration  Check in time after 4:00 PM Friday and 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. 1/2 of entry fees  paid back to division and over-all champions in first and third shows. ABGA Judges: Anton Ward, Roger McSwain, Phil Stacy. Contact person: Mark Berry, (870) 828-1734, berrysfghfarm@gmail.com, http://www.berrysghfarm.com.

April 26th, and April 27th, 2014, Show Me Spring Spectacular. Three ABGA shows, Missouri State Fair Grounds, 2503 West 16th Street, Sadalia, Missouri 65301. Arrival time after 1:00 PM, April 25th. Check in time by: 9:30 AM Saturday. Entry fee $10.00 per class by April 4th. late entry, $20.00 per class.. No pen fee. ABGA judges Josh Taylor, Chip Kemp, Joe Teel,. Contact person: Tracy Diefenbach, (816) 533- 2563 after 6 PM, tldief@gmail.com, http://www.MeatGoatProducers.com.

April 26th, 2014, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, pasture walk, and goat clinic, 8:00 AM, 
Cattlemen’s Assn. Bldg-Carroll Co Fairgrounds-Berryville, Arkansas, See the North Arkansas Meat Goat Association goat clinic page for details.

May 3, 2014, North Missouri Meat Goat Producers, ABGA Shows, Litton AG Center, 10856 Liv 235, Chillcothe, Missouri  64601, Details TBA,. Contact person Vanessa Triplett, (660) 216-0257, cvtrip@nemr.net

May 4th, 2014, 2:00 PM, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, Volunteers needed to help set up pens for the spring classic.

May 17th, and 18th, 2014, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association 13th Annual Spring Classic, 3 ABGA shows, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601,  two ABGA Sanctioned Open Shows on Saturday one on Sunday, early entry fee $15.00, early entry deadline, May 10th, Late entry fee $20:00, pen fee $5.00, check in time 6:00 PM May 16th, ABGA Judges: Anton Ward, Jesse Cornelius, 3rd judge TBA. The contact person is Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759, robert@northarkboers.com, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com/springshow.html.

May 24th, and 25th, 2014, SEMO Meat Goat Producers 5th Annual Spring Fling "Goats in the Park," 3 ABGA Shows, Arena Park, Kiwanis Drive, Cape Gerado, Missouri, 63701, Judges Jesse Cornelius, Fred C. Homeyer, Kipp Brown, Entry fee $20.00, $50 for three shows. No late fees or pen fees.  Arival date May 23rd. Check in on May 23rd one hour befor show. Contact person Jim Crowley, (573) 718-1217, joncrowley@att.net.


May 24th, and May 25th, 2014, Missouri Trip Fundraising Show. Three ABGA shows, Missouri State Fair Grounds Sheep Pavilion, 2503 West 16th Street, Sadalia, Missouri 65301. Arrival May 23rd. Check in time Friday Evening and Saturday Morning. Entry fee $10.00 per class by May 15th. ABGA judges Phil Stacy, Scott Pruitt, Beth Walker. Contact person: Tracy Diefenbach, (816) 533- 2563 after 6 PM, tldief@gmail.com,

 July 20th, 2014, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

July 28th, 2014, Ozark Empire Fair, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grant, Springfield, Missouri, Entry fee $10.00, due by June 16th ,2014. Arrival date July 27th, Judge  TBA, contact person Brittany Gillig, (417) 833-2660, brittany@ozarkempirefair.comhttp://www.ozarkempirefair.com.

August 2nd, 2014, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, Junior market meat goat and market lamb shows, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com/summershows.html

August 12th, 2014, Missouri State Fair, Missouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 west  16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301, Entry fee $8.00, due by July 1st, Late entry fee $16.00 due by August 1st. No pen fee. Arrival date August 10th, ABGA Judge Josh Taylor, Contact Person: Edna Vollmer, (660) 530-5616,  http://www.mostatefair.com.

September 12th and 13th, 2014, SW Missouri Sheep and Goat Grazing/Browsing Academy, Williams Building, Crowder College Agriculture Department (follow signs to back), Neosho, Missouri, The cost for the workshop is $45 per person and includes two meals, manual of browsing/grazing materials, FAMACHA card, and numerous educational handouts.  Call if you want less materials and less registration  fees.  Pre-registration with payment is required. For more information please contact: Vonna  Kesel at (573) 681-5312 or email KeselV@LincolnU.edu or Jodie Pennington at (417) 455-9500 or email penningtonJ@olincolnu.edu. To register, contact Vonna Kesel at (573) 681-5312 or email KeselV@LincolnU.edu.

September 13th, 2014, USDA, ARS, Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center Katahdin Sheep & Meat Goat Sale, at the  Goat and Sheep Buying Station, Duckett Farms, 146 Hwy 174 North, Hope, Arkansas, Other seller: Crystal White, Murfreesboro, Arkansas. If you have any questions about the animals offered for sale please contact Joan Burke, (479-675-3834 extension 325 or joan.burke@ars.usda.gov).

September 16, 2014, Sheep and Goat Workshop, Vocational Agriculture Classroom, Stockton High School, Stockton, Missouri,  7:00 PM.  Topics/Speakers:  “Goat and Sheep Management” by Jodie Pennington,  Small Ruminant Specialist with Lincoln University, “Goat and Sheep Meat Processing and Marketing” by Robert Long, Golden City Meats, Golden City, Missouri. Questions/ Registration by Sept. 15 for $5.00: contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417-276-3313 or by email at davismp@missouri.edu.

September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2014, Northwest Arkansas District Fair, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, Junior Market Meat Goats and Junior Boer Goats, contact person Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759, robert@northarkboers.com, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com./fallshows.html

September 27th, 2014, Sheep and Goats on Small Acreage, 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon, (9:30 registration,) Stella, Missouri, Mai and Tou Her Farm, 26175 Redbud Road, (north on Hwy O for 1 mi, then right on Redbud, 1 mi to farm.)

October 4th, 2014, FAMACHA & Fecal Egg Count Workshop, 8:30 AM till 1:00 PM, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Ground, Harrison, Arkansa. http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com. 



October 10th and 11th, 2014, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206, Two ABGA Sanctioned Open Boer Goat Shows at 9:00AM on Friday and on Saturday after Junior Boer Goat Show. One Junior Boer Goat Show at 8:00AM on Saturday, entry fee $12 for open and $8.00 for junior shows, due by September 1st, ABGA Judges Wes Hallman and Danny Thompson, contact person Sherman Lites, (501) 372-8341, linestockdir@asfg.nethttp://www.arkansasstatefair.com.

October 12th and 13th, 2014, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206,   Junior Market Meat Goat Show, Judge Josh Cody, contact person Sherman Lites, (501) 372-8341, linestockdir@asfg.nethttp://www.arkansasstatefair.com.

October, 20th, 2014,
North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas. We will elect officers for 2015 at this meeting. http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

November 1st and 2nd, 2014, North East Arkansas Fall Classic, North East Arkansas Fair Grounds, 7001 East Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401. Entry fee $20.00 by October 11th, late entry $25.00, arrival 2:00 to 9:00 PM, October 31, 2014, ABJA Judgers Jesse Cornelius, Kathy Davis Carr, David Carwell. Contact person: Karl Herman, (870) 955-0676, rrbg@hughes.net, http://www.ravendenridgeboergoats.com.




If you are planning to have a meat goat event in Arkansas or Missouri and would like it posted on this page email the information to kencandy@critterridge.net.


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We are located in north central Arkansas, twenty miles south of Missouri.

Ralph is four miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, on Highway 14.
We are two miles west of Ralph on County Road 5040.



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